Bihar government has decided to ban all kinds of Liquor in Bihar from 1st of April 2016. The newly formed government under Nitish Kumar decided to ban both Indian and Domestic brands in the state. Increase in consumption of liquor was a major cause for domestic violence among children and women in the state. The move would cause a serious dent to state’s revenues as the ban would reduce the tax received from liquor excise . as per reports the government rakes more than3,650 crore as the excise tax from liquor and other trades.
The move is concurrent to Nitish government promise of Healthy and Clean state. The move has been criticized by many critics as they believe that the ban would increase the black market of liquor across the state which can subsequently increase the black money laundering .